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Skua

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Totals
38000 Price
220 Survivability
3640 kgWeight
105.5 Damage
Speed
350.2 Airspeed
340 km/hTop Speed at Sea Level
340 km/hTop Speed at Best Altitude
1000 mOptimum Altitude
500 km/hMaximum Dive Speed
23.4 m/sRate of Climb
120 km/hStall Speed
227 km/hOptimum Airspeed
Mobility
77.8 Controllability
11.1 sAverage Time to Turn 360 deg
90 °/sRate of Roll
713.2 Maneuverability
III
Blackburn Skua
38000
Developed as a multi-purpose aircraft for the Royal Air Force. The first prototype flew in February 1937, with total of 192 aircraft being built.


The last multirole fighter in the British heavy fighter tree. Coming from the Demon you will recognize a slightly less manouverable flight experience. This plane was classified as a regular fighter before the inrtoduction of multirole fighters.

Tech Tree

Engine
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0
EngineMercury IVS.2
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp560
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg438
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Mercury IVS.2
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225
EngineMercury VIS
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp605
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg438
Price:
Research cost225
Purchase price4100
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225
Mercury VIS
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830
EnginePerseus XII
Specifications:
Engine Power, hp905
Typeair-cooled
Weight, kg465
Price:
Research cost830
Purchase price12500
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830
Perseus XII
Airframe
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0
AirframeSkua Mk.1
Specifications:
Survivability220
Weight, kg3082
Applicability:Blackburn Skua
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Skua Mk.1
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1100
AirframeSkua Mk.2
Specifications:
Survivability250
Weight, kg3132
Price:
Research cost1100
Purchase price10550
Applicability:Blackburn Skua
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1100
Skua Mk.2
Wing-mounted weapon
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0
Machine gun.303 Vickers Mk.II (W)
Specifications:
Caliber7.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s960
Damage23
Rate of Fire, rounds/min600
Weight, kg30
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4x.303 Vickers Mk.II (W)
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425
Machine gun.303 Vickers Mk.III (W)
Specifications:
Caliber7.7
Muzzle Velocity, m/s960
Damage25
Rate of Fire, rounds/min600
Weight, kg30
Price:
Research cost425
Purchase price3200
Applicability:Blackburn Skua
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425
4x.303 Vickers Mk.III (W)
Outboard weapon
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No weapons
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0
Bombs250 lb
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m60
Damage2200
Weight, kg113
Price:
Purchase price750
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250 lb
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3000
Bombs500 lb
Specifications:
Damage Radius, m75
Damage4300
Weight, kg227
Price:
Research cost3000
Purchase price1150
Applicability:Blackburn Skua
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3000
500 lb
Turret
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Turret.303 Lewis Mk II
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage20
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
Applicability:Blackburn Skua
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.303 Lewis Mk II
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1100
Turret.303 Lewis Mk III
Specifications:
Caliber13.2
Machine gun1
Damage24
Rate of Fire, rounds/min30
Weight, kg5
Price:
Research cost1100
Purchase price7200
Applicability:Blackburn Skua
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1100
.303 Lewis Mk III


Modules

Engine

Engine

Tier Engine Engine Power, hp / Thrust Type Weight, kg Price,
II Mercury IVS.2 560 air-cooled 438 1350
III Mercury VIS 605 air-cooled 438 4100
Airframe

Airframe

Tier Airframe Survivability Weight, kg Price,
IV Skua Mk.2 250 3132 10550
Wing-mounted weapon

Wing-mounted weapon

Tier Machine gun Caliber Muzzle Velocity, m/s Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
II .303 Vickers Mk.II (W) 7.7 960 23 600 30 2400
Outboard weapon

Outboard weapon

Tier Bombs Damage Radius, m Damage Weight, kg Price,
V 250 lb 60 2200 113 750
Turret

Turret

Tier Turret Caliber Machine gun Damage Rate of Fire, rounds/min Weight, kg Price,
III .303 Lewis Mk III 13.2 1 24 30 5 7200


Compatible Equipment

Concealing Livery I
Improved Optical Sight
Self-Sealing Fuel Tank I
Ordnance Delivery Sight I
Engine Tuning I
Control Surface Adjustment I
Improved Covering I
Improved Radiator I
Lightweight Airframe I

Compatible Consumables

Reinforced Control Surfaces
Pneumatic Restarter
Automatic Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Autotrim
Automatic Engine Restarter
First Aid Kit
First Aid Dressing Package
Ground Verification
Aerial Verification
Manual Fire Extinguishers
Control Surface Trim
Heavy Duty Control Surfaces

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Rear gunner
  • Highest HP for a fighter/multirole fighter in its tier


History for this plane not found


USA IBoeing P-12 IICurtiss F11C-2 IIGrumman F2F IIBoeing P-26 Peashooter IIIGrumman F3F IIISeversky P-35 IVBrewster F2A Buffalo IVRepublic P-43 Lancer VGrumman F4F Wildcat VRepublic XP-44 Rocket VIChance-Vought F4U-1 Corsair VIRepublic P-47B Thunderbolt VIIChance-Vought F4U-4 Corsair VIIRepublic P-47N Thunderbolt VIIIGoodyear F2G Super Corsair VIIIRepublic XP-72 IXRepublic F-84B Thunderjet IXLockheed F-94D Starfire XRepublic F-84F Thunderstreak XChance-Vought F7U Cutlass
UK IGloster Goldfinch IIHawker Demon IIIBlackburn Skua IVHawker Hurricane Mk I VHawker Hurricane Mk II VHawker Hurricane IID VIHawker Tornado VIIISupermarine Seafang F.32
Germany IArado Ar 65 IVArado Ar 197 VFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-1 VIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 VIIFocke-Wulf Fw 190 D VIIIMesserschmitt Me 109 TL VIIIBlohm und Voss P.210 IXBlohm und Voss P.212.03 XBlohm und Voss P.215.02
USSR IPolikarpov I-5 IIPolikarpov I-15 IIPolikarpov I-5 ShKAS IIIKochyerigin-Yatsenko DI-6i IIIPolikarpov I-16 (early mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 (late mod.) IVPolikarpov I-16 Type 29 IVBorovkov-Florov I-207/4 IVLavochkin LaGG-3 series 4 VLavochkin LaGG-3 series 34 VCurtiss P-40 M-105 VYakovlev Yak-7 VIIlyushin IL-1 VIYakovlev Yak-9 VIIYakovlev Yak-9U VIIIMikoyan-Gurevich I-260 VIIISukhoi Su-9 IXAlekseyev I-211 XAlekseyev I-215
China IICurtiss Hawk III
Japan INakajima Type-91 VIIMitsubishi J4M Senden VIIIKyushu J7W1 Shinden IXKyushu J7W2 Shinden-Kai XKyushu J7W3